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‘Free Fire’ misses the mark

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A24

“Free Fire,” the latest cinematic gut-punch from Ben Wheatley (“High-Rise”), gets off to a retrotastic start, with a high-energy credits sequence composed of a fat ’70s-era font and a punchy track from the Boston punk band the Real Kids. Just when the words ... Read more

Kristen Stewart makes for a compelling ‘Personal Shopper’

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IFC Films

It’s hard to be sure exactly what’s happening in Olivier Assayas’ elusive, shadowy drama “Personal Shopper” — and that is, of course, the point. Read more

It’s all too easy to move past ‘Unforgettable’

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Warner Bros.

Would anyone who works for an online business really not have a Facebook account? The toxic relationship thriller “Unforgettable” hopes viewers won’t remember its pesky plot holes, but despite a mostly uninspired cast this predictable film eventually builds a campy momentum. Read more

Fort Worth’s 7th Street bridge gets its close-up in documentary

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TxDot

It may not have the history of the Brooklyn bridge, the postcard-perfect view of the Golden Gate Bridge, or the esteemed architectural credentials of Dall... Read more

‘The Lost City of Z’ deserves discovery

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Amazon Studios

In 2005, The New Yorker magazine published a piece by journalist David Grann’s journey through Brazil, retracing the steps of English explorer Percy Fawcett, who mapped the uncharted depths of the Amazon in the early 20th century. Grann later expanded this piece into a book, “The Lost C... Read more

‘Truman’ named for a dog, but its owner makes the Spanish film a must-see

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FilmRise

“Truman” is a great Spanish film that has taken 18 months to arrive in the United States. Last year, at the Goya Awards (the Spanish Oscars), it cleaned up — best picture, actor, supporting actor, director and original screenplay. Directed by Cesc Gay, it’s a small, pe... Read more

History eclipses fictional love triangle in ‘The Promise’

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Open Road Films

Horrible human tragedies — unthinkable calamities involving millions of people — dwarf everything else. If you have a movie about the Holocaust, or Stalin’s starvation of the kulaks, or, as in the case of “The Promise,” the Armenian genocide, the historical even... Read more

Breathtakingly beautiful ‘Born in China’ falls short

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Disney

“Born in China” is the latest installment in the “Disneynature” documentary series. It’s “Planet Earth” aimed at younger audiences, but any nature lover can find enjoyment here, especially in the stunning cinematography. While other installments ha... Read more

Studio Movie Grill and Warner Bros. search for "Real Life Women Superheroes"

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In honor of the upcoming release of Wonder Woman, Studio Movie Grill and Warner Bros. Pictures are teaming up to let fans identify "Real Life Women Superheroes" in their community. Read more

The adult’s guide to summer movies

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Ilze Kitshoff

With “The Fate of the Furious” roaring into multiplexes Friday, the clatter and clang of the summer movie season is right around the corner. Read more

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